Tag: pickled rhubarb

Weekend Finds 5:26:17

Spring Onions | Serious Crust by Annie Fassler

De Garde Brewing | Serious Crust by Annie Fassler
Cocktails at Rue | Serious Crust by Annie Fassler
  • We went here for a date last week and it was lovely. Creative, northwest-y small plates and wonderful cocktails and great service.
  • Obsessed with this new cookbook from Joshua McFadden, and am planning on cooking my way through it for the rest of the year.
  • We made this piri piri chicken last week and it was a little taste of Portugal.
  • The internet is a funny, great place. A friend send me a picture of a cake in progress, and I immediately had to go learn more. A couple of Instagram accounts later, I’ve discovered this lovely blog. Scroll down for the stop motion video.
  • That website let me to another beautiful website. So many food blogs, so little time.
  • After months in the making and thanks to beer-obsessed friend Simon, we finally stopped at De Garde Brewing on our way to the coast yesterday. You should stop too if you’re ever in the area.
  • With all that rhubarb I bought, I made these. They are so tangy and good and not a baked good which is a nice break during rhubarb season.

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Quick Pickled Rhubarb

Quick Pickled Rhubarb | Serious Crust by Annie Fassler

A couple weeks ago, Jonah and I went to a Timbers game, and before the game started, it started to rain. It rained on and off for the whole game (which we lost) and when we left the stadium it was really pouring. We quickly decided to wait out the crowds and the downpour by ducking into a bar near the stadium called Shift Drinks. We got some tasty drinks and then decided to get a snack. I have a serious weakness for chicken liver pâté, so when I saw some on the menu, accompanied by pickled rhubarb, I knew I’d be ordering that.

Their pâté was creamy and sweet, and contrasted beautifully with the crunchy, sour rhubarb. I always love finding a new use for rhubarb, especially if it’s savory, so when I had that pickled rhubarb at Shift Drinks I knew I wanted to try making my own (and pairing it with my own chicken liver pâté, for which I use this recipe). This recipe is so ridiculously easy, and it makes a great snack either on it’s own or accompanying meats and cheeses on a homemade charcuterie board.

Quick Pickled Rhubarb


3 large stalks rhubarb
1 cup red wine vinegar
1 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tbsp salt
1 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
3 mint sprigs


Slice the rhubarb into roughly half inch slices. Put the slices into a heat proof jar or bowl. In a small saucepan, combine the red wine vinegar, water, sugar, salt, fennel seeds, and mint. Bring to a simmer, remove the mint sprigs, and pour the liquid over the rhubarb. Cover and let stand overnight. In the morning, you’ve got quick pickled rhubarb!